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Film Commission honors Karen Seppa Nordstrand for 30th Year Anniversary

(Jan. 11, 2021–Monterey, Calif.)  — The Monterey County Film Commission board of directors recognized Karen Seppa Nordstrand with a Hollywood “Walk of Fame Star” replica plaque in 2020, in honor of her 30th anniversary year of working for the nonprofit organization. Nordstrand, the Monterey County Film Commissioner, was hired in 1990 by the original executive […]

“Ratched” debuts with Monterey County locations

Two seasons of the Netflix series “Ratched” premiered Sept. 18.  It’s a prequel of sorts to “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” with insights as to what made Nurse Ratched become the cruel nurse character in that film.  It’s rated TV-MA, with outbursts of violence.  You may see our local settings that were used—Lucia Lodge, […]

Lane Closures on Hwy. 1 and Hwy. 68 on Sat. Nov. 21st

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LANE CLOSURES ON HIGHWAYS 1 AND 68 SET FOR THIS SATURDAY IN MONTEREY MONTEREY COUNTY – Work on highway signs in the city of Monterey will necessitate lane closures on Hwy. 1 and Hwy. 68 this Saturday, Nov. 21. On Saturday, from 7 to 9 am, crews will close the right (#2) […]

8th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The Ventana Wilderness Alliance is presenting its 8th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on October 8, 2020. This year, the event will be completely virtual. Event attendees will have access to the films until October 12.for five days after the festival. Since 2013, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival has been the Ventana Wilderness […]

Sig Alert – Hwy. 1 Closure

CALTRANS DISTRICT 5 SIGALERT Date/Time: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 8:53 AM Location: Hwy. 1 near Big Sur in Monterey County. Description of Incident: Hwy. 1 is closed from Pfeiffer Burns State Park in Monterey County to Ragged Point in San Luis Obispo County due to the Dolan Ridge brush fire. Motorists may use US […]

Film Commission elects new board officers

(July 16, 2020–Monterey, Calif.)  — The Monterey County Film Commission board of directors has elected officers for the next fiscal year.   Gary Bolen will serve as president, with Cheryl Savage as vice president, Julia Avery-Shapiro as secretary, and Sandi Austin, treasurer.  Former board president Garland Thompson will serve as the board chairperson. Bolen, a SAG […]

California Covid-19 Details

The Monterey County Film Commission wanted to provide a helpful link to California’s statewide industry guidance to reduce risk for COVID-19. This outlines what a business needs to follow, if they’re permitted to open per county health rules. 

Monterey County Film Commission Selects Reyna Bautista Gonzalez the $2,000 Film Student Scholarship Winner

(Monterey, Calif. – May 12, 2020)   Reyna Bautista Gonzalez, a Cinematic Arts and Technology major at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), was named the winner of the $2,000 scholarship in the 2020 Monterey County Film Commission’s Director Emeritus Richard Tyler Film Student Scholarship Award Program.  The CSUMB senior is originally from Whittier. Another CSUMB […]